J Street Welcomes Dermer as New Israeli Ambassador

July 9th, 2013

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami welcomed the appointment of Ron Dermer to be Israel’s next ambassador to the US and thanked Ambassador Michael Oren for his tenure. Read More...

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An Open Letter to the American Jewish Community

June 5th, 2013

It is time to speak out from the pulpit, in our communities, to our rabbis, to our politicians and to our friends in Israel: American Jews support a two-state solution for the sake of Israel's peace and security and we will stand behind Israel and the US as they make the hard choices now. Read More...

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On the Passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg

June 3rd, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey at the age of 89 and extend our condolences to his family, friends and staff. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Fatal Stabbing of Israeli in West Bank, Concerned by Upsurge in Violence

April 30th, 2013

J Street condemns the murder Tuesday of an Israeli man in the West Bank and calls on the authorities to uphold law and order and prevent revenge actions by settlers on Palestinians and their property. Read More...

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Israeli-Palestinian Agreement on UNESCO Encouraging

April 24th, 2013

J Street welcomes the agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority brokered by the international community that will allow UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, to resume its work in Jerusalem, as a small but encouraging step forward. Read More...

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Fayyad’s Resignation Sign of Urgent Need for Diplomatic Progress

April 15th, 2013

J Street regrets the resignation this weekend of Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad, who made such significant contributions to the cause of peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians. His commitment to non-violence, building the institutions of Palestinian statehood, good governance and rooting out corruption will be sorely missed. Read More...

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Obama Speech Makes Clear Israel will have no Security without Peace

March 22nd, 2013

The President advanced the argument that Israel's long-term security depends on achieving peace, and that peace is necessary, just and possible. He also made clear that "neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer." Read More...

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J Street Hails Obama Speech as Historic Moment for Mideast

March 21st, 2013

"President Obama's speech is the most powerful moment the region has seen in many years. He laid out a courageous vision for the future and called on ordinary people to push their political leaders to make it happen," said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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